SHICK Annual Training Calendar

The Grant Year 2024 SHICK Counselor Training Schedule and registration.

The Grant Year 2024 Counselor Training schedule is now available. The training season for Grant Year 2024 will include Update training for counselors certified prior to April 1, 2024 and two days of Initial training for new applicants since April 1, 2024 and those wishing to re-certify if they missed re-certification prior to April 1, 2023.

SHICK will conduct Initial and Update training June - September 2024 and January through March 2025. Videoconference training and in-person training will be scheduled. The schedule is posted below. More trainings, including the videoconference trainings, will be posted when available.

Applicants wishing to attend Initial Counselor training should review the instructions on the SHICK Initial Training Courses page prior to registering for Initial Training. You need to register for two Initial Sessions, Session 1 Medicare Basics and Session 2 Program Basics. Session 2 Program Basics may include hands-on computer training as time permits. Attendees will need access to a computer/tablet for this training.

Please contact us at the KDADS Medicare inbox, [email protected], with questions or requests for training.

Please review all fields for accuracy, as a registration confirmation will be sent to the email address provided. A videoconference sign-in and documents link will be sent closer to the training date when registering for videoconference in-person training.


Session 1 Initial Training - Medicare Basics - scheduled from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Session 2 Initial Training - Program Basics - scheduled from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Session 1 & Session 2  trainings will be scheduled in consecutive weeks at the same location and Applicants should plan to attend both sessions in the same location if possible, but can attend in any location as it fits their schedule. Applicants must complete Session 1 before attending Session 2. 


Session 3 Update Training classes are scheduled from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (For experienced counselors. New applicants should not register for an Update training session.)

Date City Course name Location Capacity
Session 1 Medicare Basics
  6/20/2024 Wichita Initial Session 1 7001 W. 21st Street North Reg. closed
Register 7/17/2024 Mission Initial Session 1 6000 Lamar Ave,  
Conference room 500
20
Register 7/18/2024 Topeka Initial Session 1 2910 SW Topeka Blvd 20
Register 7/19/2024 Ottawa Initial Session 1 117 S Main 20
Register 8/6/2024 Online  Initial Session 1 Videoconference  30
Register 8/7/2024 Hays Initial Session 1 510 W. 29th St. Suite B 15
Register 8/15/2024 Lawrence Initial Session 1 Garden Room, 745 Vermont 30
Register 8/20/2024 Junction City Initial Session 1 1025 S. Spring Valley Road 30
Register 9/17/2024 Online Initial Session 1 Videoconference 30
Register  9/18/2024 Emporia Initial Session 1 Emporia Presbyterian Church, Fellowship Hall, 1702 W. 15th Street  30
Session 2 Program Basics

6/25/2024 Wichita Initial Session 2 7001 W. 21st Street North Reg. closed
Register 7/23/2024 Ottawa Initial Session 2 117 S Main 20
Register 7/24/2024 Topeka Initial Session 2 2910 SW Topeka Blvd 20
Register 7/24/2024 Mission Initial Session 2 6000 Lamar Ave,  
Conference room 500
20
Register  8/13/2024  Online  Initial Session 2  Videoconference  30 
Register 8/14/2024 Hays Initial Session 2 510 W. 29th St. Suite B 15
Register 8/22/2024 Lawrence Initial Session 2 Garden Room, 745 Vermont 30
Register 8/27/2024 Junction City Initial Session 2 1025 S. Spring Valley Road 30
Register 9/26/2024 Online  Initial Session 2  Videoconference  30 
Register 9/26/2024 Emporia Initial Session 2 Emporia Presbyterian Church, Fellowship Hall, 1702 W. 15th Street 
Session 3 Annual Update Training
   6/18/2024 Online Annual Update Session 3  Videoconference  Reg. closed
  6/26/2024 Salina Annual Update Session 3 McKenzie Center Rm 2, 308 W. Elm Street Reg. closed
  7/8/2024  Online  Annual Update Session 3  Videoconference  Reg. closed
  7/10/2024 Wichita Annual Update Session 3 7001 W. 21st Street North Reg. closed
  7/11/2024 Kansas City Annual Update Session 3 849 N 47th Street, Suite C Reg. closed
Register 7/25/2024 Topeka Annual Update Session 3 2910 SW Topeka Blvd 40
Register 7/31/2024 Dodge City Annual Update Session 3 236 San Jose Dr. 30
Register 8/1/2024 Chanute Annual Update Session 3 800 W Fourteenth St. 30
Register 8/1/2024 Lawrence Annual Update Session 3 Garden Room, 745 Vermont 30
Register 8/8/2024 Hays Annual Update Session 3 2704 Vine St # B 25
Register  8/8/2024  Online  Annual Update Session 3  Videoconference  30 
Register 8/15/2024 Hutchinson Annual Update Session 3 120 West Avenue B 20
Register 8/21/2024 Ottawa Annual Update Session 3 117 S Main 30
Register 8/22/2024 Mission Annual Update Session 3 6000 Lamar Ave,  
Conference room 500
30
Register 8/28/2024 Junction City Annual Update Session 3 1025 S. Spring Valley Road 30
 Register 8/28/2024  Manhattan  Annual Update Session 3 - KSRE agents  Pottorf Hall, Riley County Fairgrounds
1710 Avery Ave
 
Register 8/29/2024 Wichita Annual Update Session 3 3rd floor conference room, 271 W. 3rd St. North 30
Register 9/19/2024 Emporia Annual Update Session 3 Emporia Presbyterian Church, Fellowship Hall, 1702 W. 15th Street
Register  9/25/2024  Online  Annual Update Session 3  Videoconference   30

Registration is now available. Please contact our office if you have questions regarding training. We will require at least three attendees for each scheduled by the week prior to the scheduled training. In-person trainings will require five attendees. Trainings can be cancelled if there are not enough attendees scheduled.

Register for Training Here!

New applicants should register for both Session 1 and Session 2, preferably during the same month.

If you would like to inquire about additional trainings, please contact your local Coordinator or a Medicare Grants Coordinator at [email protected]. While counselors are encouraged to attend training locally, all scheduled trainings are open to any counselor/applicant. Please contact our office at the number below if you have questions regarding training.

For more details about training, please review the information at SHICK Counselor Training. If you have questions, please contact the State SHICK Office at [email protected] or 785-296-4986 or 1-800-432-3535.